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AFP: Chinese research ships seen near Vigan, Mindoro
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:17:33 PM »
AFP: Chinese research ships seen near Vigan, Mindoro
Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 11 2017 01:07 AM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/10/17/afp-chinese-research-ships-seen-near-vigan-mindoro

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday revealed that China has continued its expansion activities in the disputed South China Sea, with its vessels spotted even in the Philippine sea.

In the report given by the AFP before the House Committee on National Defense, it listed China as one of the security threats faced by the Philippines.

Major General Felimon Santos Jr., AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, described China's presence in the South China Sea and Philippine Sea as "intensifying."

"Aside from China's continued land reclamation and construction operations in its seven reclaimed features, Beijing is intensifying the deployment of its maritime assets in the South China Sea and even in the Philippine Sea," Santos said.

The AFP presented slides showing the most recent locations of Chinese research vessels in waters within or close to the Philippines.

Xiang Yang Hong 03 reportedly stayed for nine days northwest of Vigan City in Ilocos Sur, while Xiang Yang Hong 06 stayed for 19 days until finally being monitored 226 nautical miles northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

One more Chinese vessel was spotted inside the waters of Mindoro, but it seemed to be tailing another warship from another nation.

"Reports received show that another Chinese vessel, Jiangkai, with bow number 525, has been monitored within the Philippine territorial waters, particularly in the vicinity of the Mindoro Strait on April 23, 2017. The ship is believed to be shadowing the US Navy ship USS Stethem, which is conducting routine operations in the area," Santos said.

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Re: AFP: Chinese research ships seen near Vigan, Mindoro
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 03:20:39 PM »
"Reports received show that another Chinese vessel, Jiangkai, with bow number 525, has been monitored within the Philippine territorial waters, particularly in the vicinity of the Mindoro Strait on April 23, 2017. The ship is believed to be shadowing the US Navy ship USS Stethem, which is conducting routine operations in the area," Santos said.

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